Staff Nurse

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for newly qualified or experienced nurses with a passion for Rehabilitation to take on the role of a Staff Nurse on the rehabilitation ward at Willesden Centre for Health & Care. We are a 19 bedded inpatient unit providing high quality intensive rehabilitation for patients above the age of 18. We support patients following a fall, surgery or other clinical reasons that need to recover functional ability to manage safely in their own home.

The successful candidate will have varied experience working as a band 5 in a general or rehabilitation setting. We are also supportive of newly qualified nurses interested in pursuing a career in rehabilitation

As a member of the team you will demonstrate clinical leadership within the clinical environment. You will be expected to work alongside the Ward Sister to ensure the quality and safety standards are maintained.

The successful candidate will play a key role in staff development, contributing to practice development and clinical skills training for registered and non-registered staff and supporting students on placement with the service

You will receive an annual appraisal and personal development plan which will enable you to have structure within your role and help you to develop both personally and professionally.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing nursing and rehabilitation for patients on the unit
  • To undertake nursing assessments without supervision and to determine patient need/risk and plan, implement and evaluate their care
  • In the absence of senior colleagues, take charge of the unit, manage the admission of patients, provide care and discharge planning whilst contributing to the effective working of the Rehabilitation Unit
  • To work in partnership with multi-disciplinary members of the team, other professionals and agencies, to meet the health and rehabilitation needs of patients within the Rehabilitation Unit
  • To maintain standards of clinical nursing care using an evidence-based approach within the Unit, incorporating principles and values of clinical governance
  • Ensure effective communication is maintained at all times, whilst providing support, supervision and clinical expertise to all members of the team
  • To participate in the professional development and preceptorship/mentorship of clinical support workers, post basic learners and students.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide skilled, effective and evidence based care to patients with a variety of presentations
  • To identify, prioritise and implement programmes of care that meets the needs of the patients using an appropriate nursing model
  • To identify and record all new problems and concerns and report back to the team lead
  • To undertake activities that promote health, reduce risk and disease prevention
  • To provide care and attention to the needs of vulnerable adults including risk assessments and taking appropriate action as required
  • Take a pro-active approach towards discharge planning according to local policy
  • To develop and utilise a range of nursing skills such as continence assessment, ECG recordings and venepuncture, IV drug administration, wound assessment and management.
  • To undertake nutritional assessments and advice and support patients with their nutritional needs, for example PEG feeds
  • Carry out self-medication assessments and ensure that self-medication programmes are adhered to as part of the patients rehabilitation
  • To provide a teaching role for colleagues, students, patients and carers
  • To work in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Trust policies and guidelines to maintain accurate and detailed recorded records and recognise legal and ethical issues
  • To work with older people with intermediate care needs providing a rehabilitative approach to care, promoting maximum independence.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with current UK NMC registration
  • NMC registration.
  • Evidence of continuing post-registration professional education and training.


  • Mentor training - or prepared to work towards



  • Evidence of recent post-registration nursing experience. ? Evidence of working in a rehabilitation unit or intermediate care setting.
  • Experience of negotiating and liaising within a multi-disciplinary team. ? ? Experience of working with people with complex needs.
  • Experience of supervising junior staff and co-ordinating a team on a day to day regular basis
  • Experience of evidence-based care. ? ? Experience of undertaking comprehensive health needs assessment and writing care plans.


  • Experience of working with a variety of long-term conditions in chronic care
  • Experience of leading a multi-disciplinary team. ? Experience of teaching others and mentoring students

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of principles of care for long term conditions, relevant NSFs and other national standards.
  • Knowledge of NMC Code of Professional Conduct. ? ? Knowledge of Personal Development Planning.
  • Knowledge of Primary Health Care.
  • Knowledge of the audit process
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Knowledge of clinical supervision
  • Knowledge of how equal opportunities can be implemented in practice.
  • Has a range of clinical skills and expertise relevant to the role
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Able to work without direct supervision, planning and prioritising own workload and that of others.
  • Able to delelegate work effectively and safely. ? ? Ability to assess a situation and act appropriately.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Able to identify learning and development needs and actively seek ways to meeting those needs
  • Basic computer skills


  • Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Evidence of formal teaching in clinical area.
  • Skills in CoPD, Heart failure or Diabetes management



  • Shift working (as part of a set and fixed rota).
  • Flexible working around the Trust

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Willesden Centre for Health


NW10 3RY

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